The “COMIC ART EUROPE” project is a pilot project bringing together four European organisations representing different elements of the comic book ecosystem: a higher education institution, festivals and a museum. It aims to strengthen the comic book sector in Europe by experimenting with collaborative working methods.
The theme: Living Together.
Diversity enhances society. Learning about other cultures, being exposed to different values and influences is an enriching experience that broadens the mind and promotes tolerance and the appreciation of difference.
This year, Comic Art Europe is asking comics artists to reflect in their own way on “Living Together” in the modern world. Through true stories or fictional creations, comic book artists are invited to present projects that illustrate their interpretation of “Living Together” today.
Your project must be focused on the use of the comic art medium and embrace the theme. It can be: a comic story, a show including live drawing, a comic exhibition, a digital comic art creation, or almost anything else as long as it makes use of comic art and focuses on the theme “Living together”.
Comic Art Europe calls for artists from a broad range of countries! It is aimed at artists who work around comics. Applicants should be 18 or over. The project is open to creators whether they have been published or not.
5 projects will be selected by a jury comprising comic strip experts and representatives of each of the 5 cultural organisations participating in the Comic Art Europe project. Each selected artist will be awarded a 5000€ grant and a two-week residency in one of the 4 partner cities of the project (Lyon in France, Brussels in Belgium, Barcelona in Spain and Kendal in England). The winning artists will also have the opportunity to present their work at festivals and events proposed by the project partners in 2023.
Further information: comicarteurope.eu